Two RV Gypsies: Full-Time RVers
Page 2 of 3 - Delphi Historic Trail,
The 1873 Paint Creek Bridge, A Stone Arch
and more on the Wabash & Erie Canal

The Delphi Historic Trail is composed of seven different named trails. These trails blend together fairly seamlessly. Altogether there are about 10 miles of trails in the Delphi area including several short trails that wind through Delphi itself and highlight historic homes, several city parks and downtown shops.

The two RV Gypsies took a short walk starting at part of the Underhill Towpath Trail, which was once traversed by mules and horses pulling canal boats.

1901 Stone Arch Bridge
1901 Stone Arch Bridge
Below: Lee Duquette at the point in the Founders Towpath Trail where it begins. It's only a half mile long.
Lee Duquette
Lee Duquette
Below: The boat house that stores "The Delphi" a replica 19th century canal boat.
The Delphi gives a 35-minute floating trip while tour guides share adventures and stories of everyday life as it was 150 years ago on The Wabash and Erie Canal. It operates only in the summer on week-ends, so the two RV Gypsies were unable to cruise on The Erie Canal.
The boat house that stores "The Delphi"
The boat house that stores "The Delphi"
Below: Karen Duquette and the beautifully restored 1873 Paint Creek Bridge reflected in the Canal. It is an old iron highway bridge built in 1873.
Karen Duquette
1873 Paint Creek Bridge reflected in the Canal
The two RV Gypsies on the 1873 Paint Creek Bridge
The two RV Gypsies,
Lee Duquette on the 1873 Paint Creek Bridge
Views of the Wabash and Erie Canal from the 1873 Paint Creek Bridge
Views of the Erie Canal from the 1873 Paint Creek Bridge
Views of the Erie Canal from the 1873 Paint Creek Bridge
the Wabash & Erie Canal
the Wabash & Erie Canal
This section of the trail ended at Founder's Point, the two RV Gypsies saw the water intake that feeds the restored section of the canal. The local limestone quarry - Delphi Limestone - pumps in more than 3 million gallons of water a day to keep the canal filled to capacity.
the water intake that feeds the restored section of the canal
the water intake that feeds the restored section of the canal
the water intake that feeds the restored section of the canal
the water intake that feeds the restored section of the canal
the water intake that feeds the restored section of the canal
Founders Point
Lee Duquette at Founders Point
Lee Duquette at Founders Point
Lee Duquette at Founders Point
Rounding the corner at Founders Point, the two RV Gypsies walked back to their starting point by taking the trail on the other side of the Wabash and Erie Canal
the Wabash & Erie Canal
The beautifully restored 1873 Paint Creek Bridge as seen from the other side.
1873 Paint Creek Bridge
1873 Paint Creek Bridge
Lee Duquette and  the 1873 Paint Creek Bridge
1873 Paint Creek Bridge
1873 Paint Creek Bridge
1873 Paint Creek Bridge

go to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies Please continue on to page 3 -The Suspension Bridge at Trailhead Park